Ignite Me Review

June 11, 2014 Reviews 11 ★★★

Ignite Me ReviewIgnite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #3
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: 2014-02-04
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 416
Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Kate Simses
Rating: three-stars
Description: The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.
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Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Review:

 

Let me just start out by saying that blurb is misleading… “Heart stopping?” No. “Thrilling?” No. “Shocking?” No. “Satisfying?” Yes. I loved the first two books in this series. LOVED Juliette and Adam in book 1, and LOVED even more having Warner get redeemed and all the feels of the triangle. But this conclusion? Well, it was just meh. I was either bored or irritated for like maybe 75% of the book.

First, Adam irritated the hell out of me. Dude, get over yourself. She (spoiler alert) broke up with you, STAHP with the acting like a toddler and throwing tantrums. I wanted Juliette to kick him, seriously.

Juliette was a bit annoying too. She was weak and wishy washy about Warner for so long that she was grating on my nerves. But when they finally got together, whooo wee! I’m definitely on that ship. Seriously, Warner redeemed this book for me. I also did really like how Juliette finally started to believe in herself and took charge. This is the Juliette we’ve been waiting to see the entire series, so it was good that it finally got there.

As for the battle/war/whatever, well it was a bit boring to me. I don’t know, I just couldn’t pay attention. I found myself not listening and later noticing I missed a few chapters and oh well. The ending was satisfying enough, with enough of an open ending to make you think “I wonder where they’ll go from here and what other troubles may they run into when trying to rebuild this world.”

So overall, not as awesome and addicting as the first two in the series, but good enough for a conclusion, I suppose.



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Overall: 3.3

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11 Responses to “Ignite Me Review”

  1. Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

    I haven’t read this yet since I couldn’t get past the second half of book 2, but I LOVED book one and I loved Adam and Juliette. I’ve heard things about Mafi butchering up Adam’s character and kind of forcibly turns everyone to team Warner. 🙁 Anyway, sorry this one didn’t live up to your expectations!

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

    • Julie

      Book 1 was wonderful, but I really liked how the author made us fall in love with Warner in book 2. This one though… not so much.

    • Julie

      Yes, it was nothing like the first two books, which were awesome. I don’t know why the author changed so much.

  2. Chyna @ Lite-Rate-Ture

    I felt like Adam was forcibly turned into a monster while Warner a super sweet love interest so I was kinda irritated with the way Mafi wrote her book. It seemed like a sham, a lie! Adam is not mean, cruel or unforgiving. He was always so sweet yet Mafi made him look unappealing…and also there was hardly any action…Very disappointing. Great review!
    Chyna @ Lite-Rate-Ture recently posted…ARC Review: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

    • Julie

      Yes! Adam was turned into someone he so was not in the first book. It felt so wrong.

  3. Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    Drat. I only skimmed b/c (as you probably already guessed), I’m WAY behind in this series, but I’m sorry book 3 didn’t live up to your expectation. “I suppose” isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement 😉 BUT if I go into it with lowered expectations, maybe it will go better for me *crosses fingers*
    Jessica @ Rabid Reads recently posted…Early Review: The Queen of the Tearling

    • Julie

      Yea especially after how much I enjoyed the first two books. I was just expecting something so much higher based on the awesome that she used to raise the bar. This felt like a second book syndrome type book lol.

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